• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new 2015-2016 edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies.

In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.

Foreign and Military Policy
Foreign and military policy
  • Treaties and Agreements
  • Military Engagements
  • Military Personnel
  • Expenditures
  • Military Sales and Assistance
  • Foreign Aid
  • Investment and Trade

Even researchers seeking to understand only U.S. domestic politics would find data on international relations essential. In the 1960 presidential campaign, for example, John F. Kennedy made the “missile gap” a major issue: the United States was falling behind the Soviet Union in its missile arsenal, which ...

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